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GGP February 2017

32 G L A S S & G L A S S PROCESSING 10 new acoustic units Waste water savings A Grand renovation Press Glass has announced that it has added 10 new acoustic glazed units to its range. As a result, the company says it can provide its customers with as much as 98 acoustic glazed units, with an Rw coefficient in the range of 31 to 52 dB. Tomasz Ślusarek, quality specialist at Press Glass, said: “We care about the high quality of our products and only add panes which are certified by independent certification bodies. Our customers are our inspiration and it is their needs that we have in mind when conducting necessary acoustic examinations, expanding our offer of panes with tested products. Thanks to www.ggpmag.com February 2017 Halsall Glass has said that it has added a day’s production per week to its schedule through efficiency savings delivered by its new water cleaning system. After purchasing a new straightline edger and sedimentor from Bohle, Halsall Glass claims to have cut down time for cleaning of machinery, water and tanks contaminated by glass particles, by six to eight hours each week – the equivalent of a full day’s production. “It gives us back around one day per week in time we would have otherwise been losing cleaning out machinery,” said Rob Halsall, managing director, Halsall Glass. “Time to clean equipment, clean tanks and then skip the waste soon adds up if you’re doing any sort of volume. You don’t necessarily see it until you realise the time savings and efficiencies you can make. “It allows us to keep running. We don’t have to stop and that gives us a lot more flexibility with production and schedule planning – it eliminates a potential log jam.” Suitable for elementary to chainlinked, double-sided straight line edgers, Bohle manufactures and supplies three different sedimentors, the 2.4, which has a filling quantity of 2,100 litres, the 1.0, (1,000 litres) and the 0.3, which has a filling capacity of 320 litres. According to its own analysis, Bohle argues that sedimentors will support most glass processors in trimming around 10% off the costs of machinery cleaning and associated down time – paying back against purchase costs in as little as a year. our partnership with customers, we already have nearly 100 tested acoustic glazed units.” Details on individual types of acoustic glazed units from Press Glass are available on the company’s online configurator. www.pressglass.com So ‘dramatic’ was the renovation and protection of a 16,500m² glass facade using the ClearShield Eco-System at the Grand Hotel Tijuana, Mexico, that regular guests were reportedly convinced that the glass had actually been replaced. Located within the central business district of Tijuana, Mexico, the complex consists of two towers, one of which houses the five-star Grand Hotel. At 89.9m high (28 storeys), the impressive towers were said to be among the first skyscrapers built in the city, and certainly the tallest when their construction was completed in 1982. After 35 years of exposure to the elements, Ritec says that the ClearShield Eco-System’s unique renovation process brought the hotel’s glass back to its original sparkling appearance. It was also treated to ClearShield for added protection, and to ensure it can resist further staining. Pink, blue and purple aluminium profiles around the glass also underwent a deep clean with Ritec’s specialist Ritepolish product to complete the full restoration of the facade. Gerardo Delgado, the Grand Hotel’s operations manager, said: “We tried different products but we were unhappy with results and our patience almost ran out. After a succesfull test with ClearShield, we decided to apply it to the whole building and the results are outstanding.” Ritec International’s MD, Stephen Byers, commented: “If you need a proven and durable solution to ‘problem glass’, and wish to avoid costly replacement, contact us now at info@ritec.co.uk. We have a global network of partners that can help you.” www.ritec.co.uk The following glazed units have been added to Press Glass’ offer:


GGP February 2017
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